LAS VEGAS – Nevada State Bank’s recently published annual survey of small businesses in Nevada has sparked a lot of conversation among small business owners and those who do business with them. This highly targeted, local research about business trends, entrepreneurs’ opinions and their economic outlook is the subject of a free webinar series called “2015 Small Business Outlook” being offered online starting Monday, May 11.
The series features insights from Jeremy Aguero, principal analyst with Applied Analysis. Applied Analysis conducted the recent survey on behalf of Nevada State Bank to more than 400 small business owners, operators and managers throughout the state
Aguero’s research and analysis on the economy, employment, legislation and local business outlook and concerns are valuable for any small business owner or decision-maker in Nevada.
The four-part webinar series includes:
- Outlook and Concerns – The bank’s recent Small Business Survey asked respondents about their profits in the past year and whether they planned to expand. The survey also asked about concerns such as health care costs, business taxes, government regulation, cash flow and attracting new business.
This webinar will discuss those findings and include Aguero’s analysis of the results. He will also share his thoughts on which concerns may be most warranted, and provide information from other surveys about what worries business owners.
- The Economy – Survey questions surrounding the economy asked about today’s business environment in Nevada and whether it is moving in the right direction, in addition to expectations local business owners have for the future.
This webinar will delve into these results, with Aguero offering details from other markets and breaking down the numbers specific to certain industries. He will offer his opinion on where the Nevada economy is headed, based on the data he is seeing, and give his near-term and long-term outlook on the future of the U.S. economy.
- Employment – Business owners and decision-makers were asked how many employees they had and if they planned on increasing or decreasing that number in the next year. They also shared their opinions about recruiting and their concerns about hiring and retaining quality employees.
This webinar will discuss employment data and trends, in addition to the larger issue of an educated workforce and whether there is a gap between what employers are looking for and what’s currently available.
- Legislation – The Affordable Care Act, the proposed margin tax defeated by Nevada voters last November, proposals to raise the minimum wage and economic issues like tax abatements were all hot topics among small business owners taking the survey.
In this webinar, Aguero will discuss the current hot topics at the Nevada Legislature this session and how it impacts small business.
Find the webinar series at www.nevadasmallbusiness.com/webinars.
The “2015 Small Business Outlook” webinars are offered for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or other professional advice. Consult with an attorney or other professional concerning your own needs and circumstances. The views and opinions expressed by the speakers are not necessarily those of Nevada State Bank, its parent or affiliates.
Through NevadaSmallBusiness.com, Nevada State Bank hosts informative webinars providing advice, guidance and business resources to Nevadans. These webinars offer insight from some of the country’s top advisors to the desktops of business owners, entrepreneurs and consumers. For more resources, visit www.nevadasmallbusiness.com directly.
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About Nevada State Bank (@nevadastatebank)
Nevada State Bank, with assets of more than $4.0 billion, is the largest state-chartered bank in Nevada. A full-service bank with 50 branches statewide, Nevada State Bank offers a complete range of consumer, private and business banking services. It is a subsidiary of Salt Lake City-based Zions Bancorporation (Nasdaq: ZION), one of the nation’s premier financial services companies. With affiliates in 10 Western and Southwestern states, 140-year-old Zions Bancorporation has assets of $55.2 billion. For more information on Nevada State Bank, call 702.383.0009 or access www.nsbank.com.